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Duveen Brothers stock documentation from the dealer's library, 1829-1965

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Duveen Brothers stock documentation from the dealer's library
Series I. Photograph albums, 1871-1956 105 Linear Feet (77 boxes)
Series I.B. Collectors' albums, 1937-1956 29 Linear Feet (21 boxes)
The large hardcover albums of fabric-backed pages, with one large mounted photograph per page, illustrate the collections of some of Duveen's most important clients, including Jules S. Bache, Robert H. and Evelyn Benson and Andrew W. Mellon. The volumes also include views of the clients' estates, such as Cà d'Zan, John Ringling's winter home in Sarasota, Florida, Henry E. Huntington's residence in San Marino, California, and Edward T. Stotesbury's Whitemarsh Hall in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by names of collectors.
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37 Jules S. Bache collection, undated 1 album
Jules S. Bache collection

Stamp: Underwood & Underwood.
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38*-43* Robert H. and Evelyn Benson collection, undated 5 albums
Robert H. and Evelyn Benson collection

The albums illustrate Robert H. and Evelyn Benson's collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, which Duveen acquired in 1927 and which was authenticated by Bernard Berenson. Extensive hand-written attributions by Berenson include annotations such as "copy," "school of," and "follower of." There are instances in which the original photograph was removed from the albums and replaced with a photostat. In one case a photograph is noted as having been removed in 1937 and given, along with a letter, to Kress. In one album, an envelope dated January 1956 contains duplicate photographs of Beccafumi's Martyrdom of St. Lucy, which according to the inscription "... were made when Professor Venturi wrote Mrs. Douglas for this and a Dosso Dossi Three Ages of Man."
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44 Godefroy Brauer collection, undated 1 album
Godefroy Brauer collection

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45* George J. Gould collection, undated 1 album
George J. Gould collection

The album illustrates works by Thomas Gainsborough, John Hoppner, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, and objects such as armor, bronzes, cameos, ceramics, drawings, figurines, furniture, jewelry, and miniatures. Annotations specify the destruction of objects in the collection by fire.
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46 Mildred Browning Green collection, undated 1 album
Mildred Browning Green collection

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47-48 Henry E. Huntington collection, undated 2 albums
Henry E. Huntington collection

The hardcover album includes exterior and interior views of the property.
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49 Pictures and sculptures in the collection of Samuel H. Kress, undated 1 album
Pictures and sculptures in the collection of Samuel H. Kress

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50 Collection of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, undated 1 album
Collection of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein

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51-53 Andrew W. Mellon collection, undated 3 albums
Andrew W. Mellon collection

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54 Sir Hubert Parry collection: Italian school, undated 1 album
Sir Hubert Parry collection: Italian school

The hardcover album includes authentications by Bernard Berenson.
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55 John Ringling collection, undated 1 album
John Ringling collection

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56* Collection of Italian pictures of William Salomon, undated 1 album
Collection of Italian pictures of William Salomon

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57 Edward T. Stotesbury collection, undated 1 album
Edward T. Stotesbury collection

The hardcover album includes interior and exterior views of Whitemarsh Hall, displaying the collection of paintings, sculptures and tapestries in situ.


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